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New principal named at Clover High School

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Rod Ruth
Rod Ruth

Rod Ruth rejoins Clover School District as principal of Clover High School, effective July 1.

Ruth, 36, was assistant principal at Oakridge Middle School from 2012-2014. He served the past year as principal at York Middle School.

“It’s with a high level of excitement I return to the Clover family,” he said. “My time in Clover exposed me to a network of relationships with professionals that represent the best in education and that certainly motivated my desire to return.”

Ruth replaces Mark Hopkins, who has been named the district’s executive director of secondary education and administrative services after serving five years as prinicipal.

Ruth also has 11 years experience as an educator and administrator in Florence. He taught social studies at Lake City High School for seven years before moving into administration at Southside Middle School and Moore Intermediate School.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Francis Marion University in 2001 and master’s in educational administration from University of South Carolina in 2008.

He and wife Whitney have two children in the Clover School District.

“We love our community,” Ruth said.